TWO MISSING POPLAR BLUFF TEENS HAVE BEEN FOUND
Two Poplar Bluff teenagers that have been missing for over a week have been found.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the 14 and 15 year old teens left their homes in the overnight hours of June 6th to June 7th.
In a release Monday, the Police Department says the juveniles have been located, however they did not say where they were found.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING PERSON WITH A BRICK
A Kennett man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened a person with a brick.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence Sunday afternoon in reference to a subject who had damaged a vehicle and was threatening another person with a brick.
Police arrested 18 year old Tyler Jackson for attempted 1st degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle, armed criminal action, and two counts of 3rd degree domestic assault.
Authorities say Jackson was released to seek medical treatment due to injuries he sustained after he reportedly “punched” the windshield on the victims vehicle. Jackson later fled the hospital and was not located.
TWO YEAR OLD INJURED IN ALTERCATION
A two year old child was taken to an area hospital on Sunday in connection to a fight.
According to the Kennett Police Department, the child was injured during an altercation and two adults were taken into custody.
Both 47 year old Donald Adams and 31 year old Brett Davis were arrested for 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT INVOLVING TEENAGER
A 14 year old boy was involved in a shooting incident in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, the boy was injured Monday night and taken to an area hospital for treatment. The incident is under investigation.
NEW DEGREE PROGRAM LAUNCHED AT THREE RIVERS
Three Rivers College has announced a new program aimed at making it easier for non-traditional students to quickly and affordably obtain an associate degree.
The program, “Evening Advantage,” will allow participants to complete an associate degree in General Education with just two nights of classes per week for two years.
For more information about the Evening Advantage Program, call 573-772-7104.
WOMAN SUFFERS BROKEN LEG AFTER APPARENTLY FALLING OFF OF MOVING TRAIN
An Amtrak passenger who apparently fell from a moving train over the weekend was found in a wooded area of southeast Missouri with a broken leg.
Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley says the unidentified woman was reported missing Saturday night on the Texas Eagle train traveling from Chicago to San Antonio and discovered by local residents walking along the tracks Sunday morning.
The woman, whom Medley said was at least 75 years old and likely in her 80s, was flown by helicopter to a St. Louis area hospital.
Medley said the train was traveling at least 50 miles per hour in the area where the woman is believed to have fallen. He said Amtrak workers realized she was missing when they found an open window in her vacant sleeping compartment.
FARMINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
A southeast Missouri man is facing charges in a crash that caused the death of a toddler.
The Daily Journal reports that 24-year-old Brandon Ratliff of Farmington is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in connection with an accident on May 17 that killed 3-year-old Gabriel David Lee Ratliff of St. Mary, Missouri.
Authorities allege that Ratliff was speeding, driving too close to other vehicles and driving on the shoulder and into oncoming traffic lanes.
FIGHT CONTINUING OVER NORANDA ELECTRIC RATE
Missouri's largest electric consumer is arguing that it needs a one-quarter percent rate reduction in order to continue operating the Noranda Aluminum smelter in southeast Missouri.
A Noranda attorney told regulators Monday that without a rate reduction, it will have to lay off up to 200 of its roughly 900 employees this year at the New Madrid smelter and could eventually have to close it.
Ameren Missouri provides electricity to the smelter and opposes the rate reduction.
If Noranda's rates are reduced, the Missouri Public Service Commission could allow Ameren to charge more to residential customers to recoup the revenues.
But the state public counsel, who represents consumers, suggested that Ameren should bear the cost instead of passing it onto other customers, if Noranda's rates are cut.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD IN VAN BUREN ON WEDNESDAY
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Van Buren Wednesday to meet with constituents.
The meeting is a part of the senator’s Mobile Office series, which gives Missourians opportunities to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The meeting will be held Wednesday at the Float Stream Restaurant in Van Buren from 10 am to 11 am.